ALTHOUGH the scoreboard may not have boasted a winning weekend for the Souths Logan Magpies, the team was reflecting on some improvements to its performance yesterday.
The Queensland Cup team showed more promise in Sunday's game against Norths than was on show in round one and the team started the match exceptionally well to come to an 8-4 lead early.
But no conversions all day and a slump 30 minutes into the second half allowed Norths to put on a scoring blitz that led to a 42-16 loss.
THE Leagueunlimited.com players of the year has an outright leader with Knights forward Ben Kennedy sitting on four points after two rounds.
MELBOURNE Storm winger Matt Geyer will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after suffering the ?first real? injury of his career in the Storm?s season opener against Newcastle yesterday.
TRIBUTES have began flowing in for 1980?s rugby league star Scott Gale, who passed away this morning aged 39.
ROUND 2 of the NRL competition just shows what a spectacular and close competition 2004 has in store for us. With such an amount of negative publicity against the Rugby League game in general, it's great to see the players answering their critics with quality play on the field.
THE National Rugby League has stood down a ground manager, two video referees and a touch judge over incidents from three separate games in round two of the Telstra Premiership.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith says he can?t explain the club?s turnaround in form, but is relieved that his side has registered their first win of the 2004 NRL season.
THE Newcastle Knights have rained on Melbourne Storm?s parade today at Olympic Park, overrunning the home side 36-26 in Melbourne?s season opener.
AMATEUR athletes, rather than robust rugby league players, will take to OKI Jubilee Stadium on May 1 and 2 for the inaugural St.George relay for life. The St.George-Illawarra Dragons and Kogarah Council have allowed the oval to be used for the overnight community event, which aims to raise money for The Cancer Council NSW.
CANBERRA Raiders captain Simon Woolford is facing a possible two week suspension after being charged with a high tackle by the National Rugby League today.
THE Penrith Panthers have become the latest club to find themselves embroiled in an off-field controversy, with three players involved in an alleged assault over the weekend.
DRAGONS Captain Trent Barrett won't discover the fate of his injured right knee until the end of the week.
HE joined the club as Chief Executive in the midst of a controversy, and today he left as another continues to engulf the team he has supported for most of his life.
LAST week, it was difficult dividing the player of the week points; few if any players deserved them. This week, we have the same dilemma but for an entirely different reason - in a game where most experts were expecting a thirty point (or more) thrashing, Cronulla stood up and showed that they have what it takes to have an impact on the 2004 Telstra Premiership.
A very angry David Gallop, NRL chief executive, was not a happy man last night, threatening to sack officials who blundered during a disastrous weekend of mishaps in Round 2 of the NRL competition.